Koml Kandola is a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator in British Columbia with over 22 years of experience in labour relations and workplace dispute resolution.
Koml completed a judicial law clerkship for five justices of the Supreme Court of B.C. before being called to the Bar in 2000. She then spent 12 years in private practice as a labour, employment, and human rights lawyer. Drawing on that experience, Koml went on to hold a number of roles in workplace dispute resolution, most recently as Vice-Chair and Registrar of the B.C. Labour Relations Board.
From 2012 to 2015, Koml was legal counsel at the Health Employers Association of British Columbia. Koml gained intensive experience conducting collective bargaining with a major health sector bargaining association, building relationships across the table, and leading implementation of the collective agreement across the province.
In 2015, Koml was appointed as a Vice-Chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board, as well as Registrar in 2017. In these roles, she adjudicated and mediated over 130 disputes and applications under the Labour Relations Code in a wide variety of public and private sector industries.
In July 2019, Koml commenced her own practice as an arbitrator and mediator, specializing in workplace dispute resolution. Koml is also a named arbitrator on the B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau’s Register of Arbitrators for conducting expedited and other arbitrations under the Labour Relations Code. She is also President of the Arbitrators Association of British Columbia.
Koml holds an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia (1999). She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2000.